10 awesome .htaccess hacks for WordPress

10 awesome .htaccess hacks for WordPress

.htaccess, the file which control the Apache webserver, is very useful and allows you to do a lot of things. In this article, let's see how .htaccess can help you with your WordPress blog, for both security,functionnality and usability.


Top 12 Premium WordPress themes of 2008

2008 has been a very profilic year for the premium WordPress theme market. In the following article, I have compiled a list of my 12 favorite premium themes released this year, to give your blog the profesionnal look it deserve!


Make Full Use of WordPress with the_excerpt_reloaded!

Whether you know it or not, you'll probably use the_excerpt on your website. At its simplest, the_excerpt will display the last 70 odd words from your posts on the homepage, or a couple of words explaining what the post is about, as it is on CatsWhoCode. But say you wanted to display 200 words and images. Without editing the core Wordpress files, there is no way you can do that, without installing a plugin, like the_excerpt_reloaded.


How to: Overwrite WordPress core functions

I have read many "tutorials" which told users to modify WordPress core files. This is a really, really, bad idea. Why? Simply because you'll have to modify that file again when you'll upgrade your blog. Here's how to overwrite WordPress core function without modifying any core file.


WordPress SEO: How to optimize the title tag for search engines

In terms of SEO, the title tag is one of the most important things: In fact, the title appears as a link in search engines results and social bookmarking sites. Unfortunely, most WordPress themes displays the title tag in a non-optimized way. Let's see how we can change that to obtain a really SEO-friendlt title tag.